Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The announcement came in April, with the publication of a cutting-edge biomedical application of a technology named “S...
The Lürzer Alm redefines the popular ski resort Obertauern. Just 3 hours and 38 minutes away from the heart of Vienna, the snow-covered peaks of Obertauern hold a special place in the hearts and minds of Austrians. Coming to prominence in the 1960s as a location in the Beatles movie Help!, it has long been […]
“Girls are under ten times more pressure than guys. Sometimes I feel like we’re just reduced to our looks and not really seen for our gaming skills.” Tanja Reither’s mother used to worry about her. A divorced parent of a millennial, she couldn’t understand why her daughter was spending hours in front of the computer. Tanja even had to […]
See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source Walking through the Ottakringer brewery rooms wreathed in the rich smells of fermentation, you learn how the golden brew ha...
Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future. With the opening strains of Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony, I close my eyes and imagine the burgeoning life of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the pulsing biodiversity of the lungs of our city illustrated in music. Chipper strings portray a sunny […]
“Wiener Schmäh is maudlin, weepy, self-pitying, but also nostalgic, wistful, gemütlich and comforting.” If you really want to know what Wiener Schmäh is, ask a German. So say the Viennese cabaret duo, Gebruder Moped (Franz Stanzl and Martin Strecha-Derkics). For them, Wiener Schmäh sometimes seems more important to those who are not from here – […]
After 1989, Austrian companies were among the first to invest in Europe’s “Wild East.” But in assessing political risk, they have to up their game. The strategy had seemed foolproof. When Austrian capital flooded the former Eastern Bloc after 1989, one of the main products offered by the banks were loans denominated in foreign currency […]